They say- prophesy is dead; They say- God deliberately hides; They say- continue waiting For the Messiah's coming; Should I continue writing- I may have a revelation.
A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of three lines of 14-16 syllables each, for a total of 44-46 syllables. Each line contains a pause near the middle, similar to a caesura, though the break need not be metrical. The first half of the line contains six to nine syllables; the second half should contain no fewer than five. Originally intended as songs, sijo can treat romantic, metaphysical, or spiritual themes. Whatever the subject, the first line introduces an idea or story, the second supplies a “turn,” and the third provides closure. Modern sijo are sometimes printed in six lines.
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31 thoughts on “Continue waiting, or: Continue writing”
I loved this, love your style here, it reads in a very revelatory way, guiding gently, not forcing.
💖🙏🏻 Damien 🙏🏻💖 ~ thanks! Much appreciated.
You are very welcome.
hiding behind words
“Writing is a very focused form of meditation. Just as good as sitting in a lotus position.” -Alan Moore
💜🙏🏻 CES 🙏🏻💜 ~ excellent quote!
So judged, it may be worth mediating on, revelation-wise. :|)
What a great topic! Yes! Keep writing.
💙🙏🏻 Bridgette 🙏🏻💙
I believe you’re very close. Shhhh…. 🙂
💛🙏🏻 Terveen 🙏🏻💛 ~ that would be nice!
Never heard of this poetry form before. You executed it well, David. 👏👏👏
🤍🙏🏻 Jai 🙏🏻🤍
I think you’ve had a few already. (K)
🤎🙏🏻 Kerfe 🙏🏻🤎
love the form and great question
💜🙏🏻 Beth 🙏🏻💜
The easy answer is always yes. The hard answer has many more shades of gray. Do we believe because we know the truth or do we believe to hedge our bets??
The problem with the bet-hedging argument is that you’d have to hedge those bets with every belief system known to us in order to be truly safe.
I like this one David:) Such an existential question🌈
💖🙏🏻 Karima 🙏🏻💖
Revelatory writing… Doesn’t that happen most, if not all the time?
💝🙏🏻 Annette 🙏🏻💝 ~ ideally, but… in practice?
Sharing thoughts can be a revelation if penned with credibility and accepted as same. Love your poem and the form, David.
💟 🙏🏻 Eugi 🙏🏻 💟 ~ thanks; and thanks for the prompt!
My pleasure, David! 💖
oh this is so funny and you already have.. what is it again. 😂
💗🤭 Cindy 🤭💗